In recent years, a forum for the history of knowledge has developed in which historical case studies are discussed and promoted as well as facilitating theoretical reflection on the history of knowledge as a new field of research. The center of Berlin also sees itself as a place to embed the history of knowledge within practices of research and teaching.
Priorities include the establishment of a program for postdoctoral researchers, the promotion of joint research groups, the design and organization of joint colloquia, workshops and conferences, and collaboration in teaching. Plans for further development include an increase in doctoral students and the development of a curriculum for the history of knowledge.
The Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge is headed by the Advisory Council of the Cooperation Agreement and is coordinated by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.